Brothers & Sisters is back with the remaining episodes of the season that will not end. And despite the Board at Ojai and, seemingly less importantly, the District Attorney, dropping the charging against Tommy, he still hasn't come back from his life on the lam in Mexico. Nora promises not to overreact to Tommy's return, but despite that assurance, by the end of the episode Tommy realized his contract wasn't being renewed and opted to go on a Razor's Edge-style spiritual journey to Mexico. Maybe he can find an answer to why his hair looks like a Brillo pad. I think the Olmecs knew something about that.
Meanwhile, Roger the Architect has left his very understanding wife so he can be with Nora. Nora is more than content with her sloppy seconds and the gruesome twosome immediately start planning their sexy future. Yes, it's gross. Luckily he is leaving for Paris in order to spare us any more old man nookie.
Kitty is spending a lot of time at the park lately (nudge nudge wink wink) and Cute Dad is only too happy to ply her with fro yo and coffee. (Although he is probably just trying to feed the starving.) In exchange for his good deeds he also gets to hear all of Kitty's marital woes. Lucky guy. Despite all of The Senator's best efforts (kisses, dinner, looking like Rob Lowe), Kitty appears hellbent on ending the relationship through cold-hearted attrition. The Senator turns to Justin for love advice, revealing a sad insulation from the fact that Justin sucks at relationships! The Senator would have better luck asking frozen yogurt what to do about Kitty.
More excitingly, Smith Jerrod (a.k.a Jason Lewis) is back on Brothers & Sisters. Over drinks he makes an indecent proposal to Kevin and Scotty. Less excitingly, skeevy half-Walker Ryan Lafferty continues his mission to join up with Rebecca and make a full Walker. He lounges in his underwear and touches her knee, but Rebecca is still in denial that he is making a play for her. Especially since Justin is still lurking around the edges and making amends left and right.
Finally, I am sad to report that Sarah is back Ojai Foods and immediately embarks on a mission to get herself canned for HR violations by sexing up some hot temp. In her office. On her first day. I am betting on a return to Greenatopia by season's end. Sigh.
Kitty is at the park again while Evan naps in his ostentatious stroller. That's not a brand name, but it should be. Cute Dad (it's been so long I can't remember his name!) shows up and after a brief reminder to his invisible son to go down the slide, not up, Cute Dad hands Kitty a cup of frozen yogurt (it's Southern California, people, they don't eat ice cream) and settles down on the bench next to her. She smiles flirtatiously and thanks him, wondering aloud how he knew it was her favorite. He explains that he finally read her book. You know, the one about her husband's presidential campaign. Yes, that one. She giggles and tells him he shouldn't buy her things that melt. Like diamonds or elephants. What if she wasn't at the park? He laughs at that, because it is completely obvious to everyone in the greater Los Angeles area that of course Kitty would be at the park, on that bench, smiling flirtatiously. Also, why doesn't his kid get any ice cream? What a dick. As he stares dizzily into her eyes, Cute Dad remembers that she is married and asks after The Senator. Kitty breaks eye contact, blinks a few times, and remarks that The Senator is better.
Julia finds Nora in the backyard gardening. Obviously she has an apron, gloves, and a flannel shirt. As Nora starts with the rambling about flowers, Julia cuts her off: she spoke to Tommy. I love this new tough-as-nails Julia who is very to-the-point and has no qualms about shutting down Nora's zeal. Nora jumps up and down in glee that Tommy now knows that Holly got the DA to drop the charges and that it is now safe for him to come home. Julia continues that Tommy is going to get a ticket by the end of the week. Why not now Tommy? Need to finish off that special V05 treatment in Puebla? If I was Julia I'd be sort of peeved that he was waiting so long to get home. Nora promises to keep her overbearing mom-ness in check and Julia curtly agrees that would be a good idea. She reminds Nora that she and Tommy have a lot of issues to work through before she can be as excited about his homecoming. A slightly abashed Nora asks if she is going to give him a chance and she nods that she is. Don't take him back Julia! Don't do it!
Sarah and Kevin are out shopping and Sarah is bemoaning the fact that Kevin wouldn't let her buy a grey velour jumpsuit that she swears is "recession appropriate." First off, please don't let "recession appropriate" attire become part of the fashion vernacular. Second, grey jumpsuits bring to mind nothing but Kim Jong Il. Who is probably thrilled to hear that his favorite outfit is back in the shops. Now he can unleash the twelve-year old orphans he has hand making them. By the way Kevin, if you are going to mock anything, could you please make Sarah remove her pink patchwork madras jacket? Yeesh. Kevin stops in front of a shop window and oohs and ahs over a hot pink, nay, fuchsia dress. Sarah is flattered that Kevin thinks she could wear it, but she reminds him she is going to work, not a bar. Sarah then makes some disturbing comments and hand gestures about how she hasn't gotten any in a while. I have a bad feeling about this episode. First hint was that the official title of this episode is "S3x" (pronounced S-three-X, in case you were wondering). Luckily any further self-touching is put off when Nora calls Sarah to tell her that Tommy is coming home. As with any typically ill-fated Walker phone call, Kevin immediately starts peppering Sarah with questions so she can't hear Nora and then Justin walks into the kitchen at Walker Manor and starts interrupting Nora. Nora manages to blurt out that Tommy is coming home Tuesday and they all have to play nice. She promises not to go overboard, but no one believes her. Not even for a minute.